Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Winter weather advisory March 14th and Roads Services preparations

From Director of Roads Services:

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement

Weather conditions

  • Light snow this morning, snow will intensify over the noon hour today and remain steady through to the morning commute on Wednesday.   
  • 15 – 20 cm of snow accumulation is expected with this event once it departs the area late Wednesday.
  • This snow event will bring heavy winds causing blowing snow and visibility issues.

Forecasted conditions

  • A snow event that will persist through today, overnight and into Wednesday morning before changing to flurries Wednesday afternoon.
  • Temperature today: High -8C today, low tonight -11C with a wind chill of -21C.
  • Winds from the northeast at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h causing blowing snow and visibility concerns.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution through this snow event.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • We are prepared to plow and salt the priority road and sidewalk network at the onset of the snow event and have night shift staff scheduled for 7pm to continue plowing and salting the road and sidewalk network.
  • We will deploy plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change. Plowing of residential streets will be determined based on timing of accumulations rates.
  • The afternoon commute will be affected as we can expect snow covered conditions this afternoon. We also expect the Wednesday morning commute to be snow covered and slippery with the intensity of this snow storm.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.

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